Scoring and Sound Design Contest 2
Submission is now CLOSED. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Provide all audio for the accompanying clip from the animated film Sintel (© copyright Blender Foundation). It is 58 seconds long with a frame rate of 24FPS.
Compose and record an original music score, and provide all sound design elements. Any virtual instruments or sound effect libraries are permissible. You may work alone, but we strongly encourage you to collaborate with other Berklee students. If you are a composer, team up with a sound designer. If you are a sound designer, team up with a composer.
Any currently enrolled Berklee student as of Spring 2014. Only one entry will be accepted per person or per team. You may not submit your score or sound design track in multiple entries. Make your entry your best work, and form the best team possible.
Your submission will be judged in the following categories.
• Dramatic treatment
• Quality of production & mix
• Quality of production & mix
• Integration between the score and sound design
• Balance between score and sound design elements
ENTRY FORMAT & SUBMISSION:
Your entry will be an audio file containing both score and sound design. Your audio file must line up with the first frame of the clip.
Submission opens on Friday, February 21 and closes on Monday, March 3 at midnight.
ABSOLUTELY NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED – DON'T EVEN ASK!
Regardless of your major or level of experience we hope you will participate in this contest. The Learning Center has many events, classes, workshops and peer trainers available to assist you with the technical and aesthetic logistics of this contest. In addition, as outlined below, we will have prizes specifically for freshmen participants.
All of our offerings can be found online at: http://learningcenter.berklee.edu
We have many great prizes from our sponsors iZotope and MOTU. Prizes will be structured as follows:
iZotope Alloy, Ozone, Nectar
MOTU Track 16, Ethno
iZotope Iris, RX, Trash
MOTU Mach 5
3 PSP Audioware plug-ins
iZotope Alloy, Ozone
iZotope Iris, RX
Rookie of the Year
MOTU Symphonic Instrument
MOTU Masterworks Collection
(Note on prizes: Rookie of the Year will be award to the freshmen with the best submission. However, the judges will not be told the semester level of
the finalists so every entrant, including freshmen are in the running for the Grand Prize package).
Entries will be submitted via Google Drive.
1. Craft your final mix. Bounce as a full resolution .WAV file at 48kHz 24 bit.
2. Name this audio file using your Berklee student ID#. If it is a collaboration, use both ID #’s separated by a hyphen. (i.e. 0123456.WAV or 0123456-0111111.WAV)
3. Upload mix to your Google Drive. Once upload is complete, click Share. Change Sharing Settings so that anyone with the link may access. Copy this link to your clipboard.
4. Head to learningcenter.berklee.edu and fill out the contest submission form in full. Paste share link into the appropriate field.
5. You will receive a confirmation email. See you at the contest showcase on Tuesday, April 1!
CONNECTING SOUND & PICTURE NETWORKING EVENT:
Are you a Berklee student Composer, Sound Designer or Visual Media Artist? Then you are invited to participate in Connecting Sound & Picture, a networking event hosted by the Berklee College of Music Learning Center in collaboration with the Film Scoring Department
and co-sponsored by student orginizations the Sound Design Network, the Film Scoring Network, the Women's Film Initiative and the
Video Game Music Club.
This event is a great opportunity to meet future collaborators and find a partner to work with on your entry for the Scoring and Sound
Design Contest. You will have a chance to play and listen to demo reels, network and exchange marketing materials such as CDs, DVDs
and business cards. Pro Arts and other area college visual media students are also invited to attend.
More info on the networking event at csp.berklee.edu.
For updates, please join our e-mail list.
E-mail Blair Pershyn at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Good luck!
Finalists (from L to R): Eiji John Mitsuta, Evan Low Jun Feng, Hyun Kim, Dante Obi Ibe, Jeffrey Gaiser, Lucas Alexiades, Andres Gutierrez, Davey Ronaldo, Jesse Garcia, Perrine Vergile, Austin DeVries, Hyungbo Sim, Dahye Kim, WaiSing Kong
After receiving 40 submissions for our second annual Scoring & Sound Design contest, where students scored a clip from the movie Sintel (© copyright Blender Foundation), we managed to narrow the competition down to 9 finalists whose entries really stood out to us. Each finalist had their submission priemered in front of an audience of peers, faculty, and staff and was given an opportunity to explain their creative process and any collaborative efforts. In the end, Jeffrey Gaiser and Lucas Alexiades took home the grand prize while Dante Obi Ibe claimed second place and freshman Hyun Kim won our Rookie of the Year award.